Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - 2000 Distinguished Alumnus

2000 Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Michael FarmwaldDr. Michael Farmwald 

B.S. 1975, Computer Science

Dr. Farmwald has served as a director of Rambus since co-founding the Company in March 1990, and in addition served as Vice President and Chief Scientist from March 1990 to November 1993. He co-founded Chromatic Research Inc., a privately   held developer of media processors for the PC industry, in November 1993 and served as director prior to the sale of Chromatic Research Inc. to ATI Technologies Inc. in November 1998. From 1988 to 1989, Dr. Farmwald was an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. In 1986, he co-founded FTL which merged that year with MIPS. From 1986 to 1988, Dr. Farmwald was Chief Scientist for High End Systems at MIPS. Dr. Farmwald holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also serves as a director of a privately-held company.

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